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The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World

The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
What do camels, donkeys, UFOs, boats, phone booths, and tanks have in common? They can all be libraries. Confused? Check out these weird and wonderful libraries...

Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa, Ann Vega
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I love the Little Free Libraries.  I would love to see them pop up where I live.  I only see one in my area and it is about 40 miles away!

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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, July 11, 2013 10:45 PM

All libraries are learning spaces, no matter how unusual they appear to be. Libraries support information literacy and lifelong learning.  They build communities.  They empower individuals.  They protect our right to know.  And what's more, they preserve our nation's cultural heritage.

Ann Vega's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:34 AM

Love the BiblioBurro!

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher

7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"The following infographic from dailygenius.com makes sense, then, in that context of being able to sketch out what might be required of a digitally-savvy and competent teacher."


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Infographics & Information Literacy

Infographics & Information Literacy | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Presenting information, data, or library instruction content, in appealing and innovative formats offers librarians opportunities to engage students and library users in services, resources, and in...

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, June 14, 7:50 AM

An information literacy infographic 

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 15, 6:36 AM

Free tools for creating Infographics for school library professionals >> instruction - engagement - resources

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 15, 8:21 AM

Great graphic to place for continuing support and review!!

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Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Area High School Library Purges 13,000 ...

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Area High School Library Purges 13,000 ... | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Students at Penn-Trafford High School [Harrison City, PA] made 96,000 trips to the library this school year. But as the school makes renovations, school leaders are getting rid of a lot of bookshelves, and the books they held.
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Brave move!  Bravo!

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Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk

Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
How often do librarians find themselves trying to explain that the library’s mission is not about books but about information?
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Over-filtering in schools and libraries harms education, new ALA report finds | News & Press Center

Schools and libraries nationwide are routinely filtering internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires, according to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report released today by the American Library Association (ALA). CIPA requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ internet filtering software to receive certain federal funding.

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Excellent report to assist you in leading a conversation between the library services and technology departments. 

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Information Resources and Services

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Information Resources and Services | Piktochart Infographic Editor -
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Kudos to SHSU student, Zulema Garza, for this awesome piktochart of our textbook:
 Cassell, K. and Hiremath, U.  (2013). Reference and information services: An introduction. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.


Take a peek at the chart and you may decide you need to read the book yourself this summer.


Shared with Z. Garza's permission.

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The Student-Centered Classroom - Liberate Learners To Flip Their Own Lessons

The Student-Centered Classroom - Liberate Learners To Flip Their Own Lessons | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"The expanded availability of easy tech tools has empowered educators to rethink homework and daily instruction. Flipping the classroom with teacher-made videos allows students to self-direct their at-home learning. Many of these clips, however, still involve a one-day delivery of information, from teacher to student. Another approach is to allow children to make their own educational videos. They can enlighten their classmates with their creations, and they can teach themselves the material and the skills during the process of production."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 26, 5:47 PM

Have you considered having students use the Adobe Voice app (iPad) to create materials that others may use to review work? This post shares how one school has done this with 8th grade students and provides 3 videos embedded in the post as well as a link to a page where you can see more student work.

The post also discussed "four key proficiencies" that students may demonstrate as they create an Adobe Voice video:

* Symbolic and visual metaphor - in choosing images and/or icons  and their definitions of words students are demonstrating understanding of figurative meaning.

* Narrative - students narrate their story and provide images that seamlessly move from one point to another within the story.

* Text- students select key text, highlighting vocabulary.

* Design - students learn critical elements necessary to convey content. Elements may include, music, images, voice, color, transitions, layout and more.

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5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club

5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
This post was co-written by Corey Holmer and Jamie Trow A class set of novels, binders, poster boards, and enough post-it notes to wallpaper a school…. all supplies associated with a traditional middle school book club model. With the addition of iPads, Google Apps, and other educational technology, the age of the “traditional” book club …

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 6:02 AM

There are exciting possibilities here for any level book club. With a first and foremost love for the written word, we need to be coming together virtually to have book discussions on a regular basis.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 27, 9:30 PM

Nice post detailing how-to conduct an online book club. 

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Area 3 Learning Commons: Keeler School Maker Stations: Part 2

Area 3 Learning Commons: Keeler School Maker Stations: Part 2 | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
This is what happens when you turn elementary kids loose in a learning commons http://t.co/LAmj2GvvkY

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, May 25, 8:21 PM

Learning Commons environment is perfect for active learning.

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Maker Camp

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Get Ready forMaker Camp 2014! Cool Projects, Epic Field Trips, & Awesome Makers Sign Up For Camp July 7th-August 15th, 2014 The first day of camp is July 7th and materials lists for the first w...
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This is a virtual Maker Camp.  Each week kids can login and follow along on fun projects.  Looks interesting.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 23, 9:11 AM

This is a virtual Maker Camp.  Each week kids can login and follow along on fun projects.  Looks interesting.

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Four States of Making? | MakerBridge

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YourNextRead: Book Recommendations (USA)

YourNextRead recommends your next book. YourNextRead provides a book recommendation system showing aggregated book reviews, updated by real peoples opinions, in a simple visual map, helping you to decide 'What Should I Read Next?'. Perfect for both bookworms and casual readers!
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Adults and children - check here for your next book to read.  Add in a title you love and see what titles it suggest as your next read.

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Definitely worth printing this list to refer to when you are planning.

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tom jackson's curator insight, June 18, 6:25 AM

it can get confusing (for us, seasoned teachers) to recall which does what when we use these tools infrequently.  This user-friendly chart is a very helpful as it defines what to use for which purpose.

tom jackson's curator insight, June 18, 6:26 AM

it is confusing to recall which does what when we use these tools infrequently.  This user-friendly chart is a very helpful as it defines what to use for which purpose.

Libchelle's curator insight, June 18, 3:25 PM

Fantastic  table for students, teachers and parents. 

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 17, 7:11 PM

As if I didn't have enough to do this summer! Check these out, many are new to me!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 17, 7:12 PM

Check them out!

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Ninja Reflections on Education: Summer Learning Series

Ninja Reflections on Education: Summer Learning Series | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Sign up here to join the weekly summer learning challenge.
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How the Maker Movement is Transforming Educatio...

How the Maker Movement is Transforming Educatio... | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Learn how the maker movement can change your classroom and find project ideas for maker classrooms.
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Open Mic @ Your Library! | Programs That Pop - Library Journal

Open Mic @ Your Library! | Programs That Pop - Library Journal | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Open Mic @ Your Library! | Programs That Pop
Library Journal
At our high school library, in central Texas, usage stats were way down, both for services and reading of books.
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Several of my secondary campuses are doing this.  Open Mic nights are huge events and well loved by everyone.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, June 12, 12:53 PM

Several of my secondary campuses are doing this.  Open Mic nights are huge events and well loved by everyone.

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Coursera

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Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians.

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How awesome is this?  A free online copyright course - sponsored by Duke University!

 

"Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians."

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HCISD » HCISD brings books to students with mobile library

HCISD » HCISD brings books to students with mobile library | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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We are putting a district Suburban to good use this summer.  We've repurposed it to be a bookmobile.  We are visiting our local elementary campuses and welcoming walkup families for a story time and distributing free books to the families and children in summer school.  Fun times!!

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An Annotated List of Flipped Class Tools and Resources

An Annotated List of Flipped Class Tools and Resources | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Flipped Class Tool and Resource List from Turn to Your Neighbor We will keep a (clearly very incomplete) list of tools and resources we use and/or discover relative to flipped teaching here. Help u...

Via Ove Christensen
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I like this list.  Glance over the headings and check out the area that interests you.

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

Via Karen Bonanno, gwynethjones
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These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

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Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, May 25, 4:48 PM

I like no. 13 :-)

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 8:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 6:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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25 Books Challenge Reading Incentive

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Let's get our campuses and districts reading more next year!  Start planning a reading campaign for next year.

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Turn Your Voice Recordings into QR Codes Using Vocaroo.com by @SOMSLibrary - TeacherCast Blog

Turn Your Voice Recordings into QR Codes Using Vocaroo.com by @SOMSLibrary - TeacherCast Blog | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Great My students are working on an author study unit in school and I recently taught them how to make QR codes using Delivr.


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Great idea!

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What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you

What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Add in your favorite title and see what this program suggests to read next.

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